Dinnington students flushed with success on refurbishment project

Coun Eve Rose Keenan, deputy mayor of Rotherham, officially opening the refurbished toilets
Coun Eve Rose Keenan, deputy mayor of Rotherham, officially opening the refurbished toilets

Over the last few weeks students from Dinnington High School have been busily working alongside Willmott Dixon to refurbish the toilets at the Dinnington Resource Centre.

The project has been an invaluable experience for the students who have an interest in working in construction in the future.

Dinnington High School student Bailey Pearson working on the toilet refurbishment project at Dinington Resource Centre

Dinnington High School student Bailey Pearson working on the toilet refurbishment project at Dinington Resource Centre

The work carried out by the students with the guidance and expertise of Willmott Dixon has consisted of stripping out the existing facilities and the installation of new toilets, sinks, tiles, flooring and decoration.

Students were not only involved as trades people with responsibility for physically refurbishing the toilets but were also integral in the planning phase .

This included them taking on roles such as project managers, commercial managers, health and safety advisors, site supervisors and customer liaison officers. Working closely with professional mentors from Willmott Dixon.

At the end of last month, the official opening ceremony of the toilet refurbishment took place which was attended by the Deputy mayor of Rotherham Coun Eve Rose Keenan, and her consort.

Also in attendance were Dinnington councillors Ian Finnie and Jeanette Mallinder.

A school spokesman said: “It was a brilliant occasion where all the students who took part in this amazing project were recognised for their hard work and dedication with a certificate.

“These were presented to them by the deputy mayor on behalf of Willmott Dixon.

The Dinnington students who took part in the project were: Jack Handforth, Courtney Wright, Bailey Pearson, Leah Frew; Rheanna Allsopp, Ryan Gilbert, Natasha Fairbank, Josh Fish, Sam Timms, Josh Coupe, Will Smith, Dylan Kane, Gracey Mills, Cody Pearson; Jamie Foster and Lara Mayers.